And just like that, we find ourselves very much in the midst of July, and unsettlingly close to entering August — how is it that time flies this fast? While the days have gone by, Bangkok has yet to move on from its state of bipolar weather, constantly teetering between rain-pour and sunshine. To stay on the safe side, now is a good time to invest in rainy-season merch — we’ll be putting up a style story soon, so stay tuned for that! In other news, regardless of hail or heat, life in the big mango continues — and true to big-city fashion, there are a lot of events and activities in store for Bangkok dwellers.
WINE & DINE — That’s right, time has flown! As one of our favourite speakeasies ring in its second anniversary — has it been two years already? — of course we plan to join in on the festivities! Kicking off its second birthday celebration, which involves a series of exciting events lasting till July 27, #FindTheLockerRoom will be presenting a sneak glimpse into its new cocktail menu this Thursday night. For one night only, guests will get to experience the new concoctions, courtesy of founders Hidetsugo Ueno and Nick Wu, before the official menu unveil. Dukes London’s head barman Alessandro Palazzi will also be making an appearance, with his renowned martinis, on the first floor below.
8pm-12am, July 18, 2019. Find The Locker Room. Official Facebook page.
WELLNESS — Aware of the significance smell plays in our daily life, Siri House’s second edition of the #SiriMind series introduces guests to aromatherapy — the practice of using essential oils to uplift the body, mind and spirit. Talented aromatherapist Katherina Leili Dreith introduces participants to a selection of powerful scents that are known to help enhance both physical and emotional health. Participants will also get the opportunity to craft their own therapeutic scent and personalised oil to take home. Get this as well — a love potion is included on the list! All equipment and containers are provided on site, just show up and expect a serene evening spent exploring holistic well-being.THB1,200. 1:30-5pm, July 20, 2019. Jacqueline, Siri House Bangkok. To reserve your spot or find out more, visit the official Facebook event page.
WINE & DINE — White Lies is set to host a one-night omakase truffle dinner, especially crafted by chef Maurizio Menconi. The dinner will see Vania Ulivieri — the owner of Geofoods Italian Truffles — as a special guest of the night, and feature pairings with an extensive selection of premium Tuscan wines. Expect the likes of Château Filhot ‘Gold Reserve’ Sauternes 1998 and Ornellaia, Tenuta dell’ Ornellaia 2009, complementing creative truffle-infused plates. There are only 22 seats available, so be sure to book fast!THB12,000++ per person. 7:30pm onwards, July 20, 2019. White Lies Restaurant. To reserve your seat or find out more, call 06 5319 8877, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WINE & DINE — Fans of Bangkok’s buzzing nightlife, here’s something for you to check out on Saturday night. Maggie Choo’s will emerge from its underground speakeasy setting, for the bright city skyline, in an exciting takeover at Park Hyatt Bangkok’s Penthouse Bar + Grill. Expect a strong case of 1930’s Shanghai meets the Roaring 20s. There will be enough entertainment to keep you round till the AM, from Maggie Choo’s Shanghainese ladies, to live jazz performances and Asian-infused signature cocktails by Anders Olsen and “Kong” Worachai.THB320++ for signature cocktails. 8pm-2am, July 20, 2019. To find out more about the takeover, visit the official Facebook event page.
ART & CULTURE — Thai born and UK bred, Poj Kanjanahattakij developed his passion for capturing moments during his time as a creative director. Today, he is recognised as ‘Poj of Sixtysix Visual’ — a portrait, wedding, travel and lifestyle photographer known for his distinct style of vivid emotional expression. In Visual Diary, the self-taught photographer takes visitors on a journey across the world, through a moving documentation of his years spent as one of Leica Thailand’s ambassadors. Images exhibited capture the people, places and moments that unravel hidden meanings behind symmetrical shapes and forms. Through the images, Poj artistically blurs the line between beautiful photographs, and those that are conventionally recognised as ‘successful’ — rather than a piece of work, he views the snapshots as a literal visual diary that encapsulates some of his most fondest memories, and asks audiences to look back on their own.Until July 22. Leica Gallery Bangkok. To find out more, visit the official Facebook event page.
ART & CULTURE — Inspired by the beautiful tradition of Chinese calligraphy, One Breath at a Time is an exhibition of calming abstract landscapes and life drawings, created by German artist Priya C. Link. The art explores the philosophy Chinese calligraphers follow — that the energy of life and many aspects of the self can be expressed through the drawn line. It also is a reflection of her own battle with lung disease, and alludes to years spent meditating to help herself surrender to the moment and the tools she uses to create her art.Until July 28, 2019. Le Link Gallery. To find out more, visit the official Facebook event page.
ART & CULTURE — Inspired by the French word Flâneurie, meaning “to stroll around the crowded streets of Paris in the 19th century”, South Korean artist Kim Sang Min presents Digital Flâneurie. A video art and photography exhibition, it explores how centuries ago the middle-class and wealthy would roam the streets and find excitement in their surroundings, and how today, the same behaviour is repeated — that is, in the virtual world through smart phones.Until August 17, 2019. Ardel’s Third Place Gallery, Thonglor soi 10. To find out more, visit the official Facebook event page.